Looking Back at Shane Carwin’s Career

27 Oct , 2016,
Richard Mann

Rizin Fighting Federation has announced the signing of former UFC interim champion Shane Carwin. The 41-year-old fighter will return to action for the first time since 2011 in the second round of the Openweight Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve week. Carwin first earned a spot in the Quarterly Generated Historical Rankings 2006 and stayed there until his retirement. His peak ranking, #4 heavyweight, came in April 2010 after he defeated Frank Mir for the interim belt. Carwin was last ranked #6 heavyweight April 2011. Of the remaining fighters in the tournament, only Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva have higher peak rankings. However, Filipovic’s peak came in 2007 and Silva’s in 2005.



  1. oleg October 28, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply

    Where can I find the full tournament bracket, or has it even been announced yet?

    • Richard Mann November 1, 2016 at 8:54 am Reply

      The only match announced for the next round is Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei. The rest of the match ups are still up in the air.

  2. Ked Becker October 28, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply

    Thanks. I like this kind of concise rankings histories. gives a clear picture of a career. in the case of Carwin his career is pretty straight forward. a rise to the top and a retirement shortly after the beginning of his decline

  3. oleg October 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm Reply

    I’m excited for his comeback, this should be a fun tourney.

    • Richard Mann October 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm Reply

      I think Aliakbari wins it

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